Laonard Walters Ordinary and Liquor Store/Central Hotel

Built in 1836 the Central Hotel was designed to serve individuals travelling on the Valley Turnpike. Providing spirits would have been part of its mission from the beginning.

Who the early operators of the site where is unknown, but in the 1880s its was managed by Laonard Walters. On April 14, 1880 he was granted a license by Shenandoah County to keep and ordinary and retail liquor store at the site. In the 1885 Lake's Atlas he is listed as the owner of the hotel which was still providing spirits for travelers.

Today this building is a apartment complex.


Central Hotel

Central Hotel

A contemporary- ca. 1986- photograph showing what was the Central Hotel in Mt. Jackson Virginia. The hotel was built sometime before 1836 and is today an apartment building. | Source: Mt. Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Jackson, VA.- the Past of the Present and the Future (Broadway VA: Branner Printing Service Inc., 1994), 108. | Creator: Mt. Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce View File Details Page

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